House of the Day: Hovering Over Hollywood
Sited on the rolling hills above Hollywood, this otherworldly cube of steel and glass was the final house built by esteemed architect Pierre Koenig. And if you take a look at the place, called the Michael Gantert Residence, you'll see that Koenig finished with a flourish.
Marvelously cantilevered over its slope, the home built in 1981 appears to hover above ground when viewed from Hollywood Boulevard, creating just the sort of effect -- achieved through delicate cooperation between nature and architecture -- that distinguished Koenig's work.
A pioneer of California modernism, the renowned architect believed that a home's design could genuinely improve the lives of its inhabitants. And, with its jaw-dropping views and uncluttered open-floor plan, this structure adds credence to that conviction.
Strikingly minimalist (it's only 1,994 square feet), the home does offer a few physical touches that go along with its conceptual grandeur. They include marble baths, a walk-in closet and three covered parking spots. But let's be honest -- what you're really paying for is a house that floats.
Crosby Doe Associates has the listing.
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